We’ve been in Zürich to exhibit SHIRO at the Ludicious Games Festival. We received a lot of valuable feedback that we will consider while finalizing our game in the next weeks. Also, we met some new friends and colleagues 🦄.
While one of us was at our booth, the other would sneak out and watch some of the talks at the conference. The Mentor Lounge was super helpful to us by providing us with information, insights and support. We loved the Uncoference though we had to leave early to prepare our own little talk in the talk-about-your-game section. Thank you again, Ludicous-Team!
It made us especially happy that once the exhibition was open to a broader public during the weekend, people who called themselves non-gamers enjoyed playing SHIRO. We’re really thrilled about releasing it s-o-o-n(ish).
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Our final exhibition of 2017 took place from the 13th to the 17th at the documenta hall in Kassel. We showed five works from the series future perspectives, modified animals, critical machines. Mario Strahl took photos of the exhibition (THANKS!) that you can see here.
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Our performance GAZING FIGURES was exhibited at the media art show Monitoring during the Dokfest, a film festival taking place in Kassel once a year. Together with our jumping spider Cyan we presented a multi-eyed perspective. You can read more about the development of the performance in exp_08 of our recent series of work quesioning Virtual Reality: future perspectives, modified animals, critical machines. Other artists were Tilman Hornig, Annkathrin Kluss, Marlene Maier, Maximilian Schmoetzer, Ralph Schulz, Halil Altindere, Rainer Kohlberger, Echo Can Luo, Joseph Namy, Pinar Yoldas, Lam Yi-Ling, Mayan Printz, Katrin Winkler, Spotter/innen. The exhibition was curated by Judith Waldmann.
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We’ve been part of the wonderful Less Adorno More Play group exhibition at Kunstverein Kassel organized by Hannes Drescher and Nicole Brauer. Themes were playful physicality and games. Our project Nica Heads is part of the series future perspectives, modified animals, critical machines and deals with the headless goddess Nike of Samothrace whose golden miniature is the award of the media art festival Ars Electronica. Since this award goes to men in 9/10 cases, we’ve decided that while not everyone can or wants to call themselves a man and win the prize, everyone can 3D print a head for Nike.
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